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#4 Visit 5 new countries- Turkey (day 3)

As a kiwi, you grow up knowing about Anzac’s and the significance of them in WW1, and considering how interested the BF is into the subject we couldn’t go to Turkey without a side trip to Gallipoli. 467 more words


A Letter Home During WWI on May 21: An Excerpt from The House at the Shore

May 21

My dear Wife and Children,


Last night, we saw a boxing show between men of the different regiments, so it was too late to write to you when I returned.   649 more words

The Gestapo

I’m not much interested in World War Two.

Or, to be precise, I’m not really all that interested in reading about World War Two.

Now part of that is, in grade school, I read all 33 volumes of Colonel Dewey’s “Young People’s History of World War II”. 1,069 more words

Book Review

The Misadventures of Athelstan Digby, by W.F. Harvey (18/20).


A month later he was sitting again at Charlie Dyson’s table at the club.

“It’s over at last,” he said. “The presentation was made last night. 1,452 more words


The Misadventures of Athelstan Digby, by W.F. Harvey (17/20).


The dining-room at the club was nearly empty. Charlie Dyson sat at his usual table in the alcove by the window, warming himself in the sunny optimism of the London correspondent of the… 1,499 more words


Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwartz

(I gobbled up this book in several marathon reading sessions.  I loved how the mystery unfolded.  I especially loved seeing the bond between Ruth and Amanda coming into being.) 331 more words

Kathy McMullen

'Bright's Passage' by Josh Ritter

I’ve been reading three books concurrently over the last month or so (an audio book in my car, a fat book that lives on my nightstand, and a slimmer book that I can carry around in my handbag), and I have just finished them all around the same time, so here are three book reviews in a row, starting with… 346 more words

Susie G.